- Seagate 3TB 7200rpm Hard Drive $120
Seagate 3TB 7200rpm Hard Drive for $120 with coupon EMCYTZT3391 (4¢/GB).
It's one of the better rated of the consumer-grade 3TB drives, includes a 2-year warranty, and usually sells for around $130.
- Seagate 2TB 7200rpm Hard Drive $85
$90, and code EMCYTZT3335 applies $5 off in the cart.
One of the better rated consumer-grade 2TB drives on the market, and includes a 2 year warranty.
For today, they are also selling a Seagate 1TB Laptop Hybrid Solid State/Hard Drive for $100.
It is a 1TB 2.5" drive (meant for installing inside a laptop computer) and has a SSD component as well as a 1TB drive for faster performance.
We never used one and cannot vouch for the quality or performance, but the reviews are good, with some people reporting performance better than a regular laptop hard drive.
D-Link DIR-655 Wifi Router for $60 with code EMCXSWV56 .
Far from being the best router on the market, but it has good wifi range, and is one of the better units we have used.
That being said, we did have one go bad after 2 years.
Lots of people love this router.
It has a Ubicom chipset, so it will not be compatible with DD-WRT or other third-party firmware.
refurbished D-Link DGL-4500 Wifi Router for $40 with code RENET20 .
Beware it is refurbished (not new) and includes only a 90-day warranty.
It has a selectable 2.4GHz or 5GHz frequency setting to help pick a signal less crowded with other nearby signals.
When our DIR-655 broke, we replaced it with a DGL-4500 and had no problems since.
Rosewill Gaming Mouse Pad for $8.
At 13.7 inches wide and 10.2 inches in height, it is larger than regular mouse pads.
Its surface is the soft kind which many people prefer over the smooth kind.
Go back to the cart, and add coupon 81587 to get $10 off.
Make sure two coupon items appear in the cart.
Check that the coupon message you saw before is still there, "Coupon will be applied during checkout."
If only the $10 off $100 coupon appears, remove the Seagate External Hard Drive, re-add it, and the other coupon should re-appear.
Checkout, and the price before tax should be around $91 depending the price of the item you added along with the hard drive.
- Seagate 2TB 7200rpm Hard Drive $85
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm Hard Drive for $100 with free shipping, and code EMCYTZT3203 applies $15 off in the cart.
This is a great price for a 7200rpm hard drive with 2TB capacity, 2-year warranty, and SATA3 (6 Gbps) interface.
When connected to a SATA3 port, it reportedly reads and writes at 110-160 MBytes/sec, which is very fast for a hard drive.
- 2-Disk Storage NAS with 2 1TB Drives $250
Seagate Business Storage 2-Bay NAS with a pair of Seagate 1TB 7200rpm Hard Drives for $250 for the bundle.
Newegg usually charges around $220 for the NAS without any drives included.
A NAS is a Network-Attached Storage, a standalone device which connects to your network and allows all computers in your home or office to share files.
The NAS can be configured as either RAID-0 which combines both drives into a single volume, or RAID-1 which mirrors both drives and protects against a single drive failure.
3-year warranty on the NAS, and 2-year warranty on the drives.
- Seagate 4TB External/Desktop USB3.0 Hard Drive $140 (expired: sold out)
Seagate Backup Plus 4TB USB3.0 External/Desktop Hard Drive for $140 ($0.035/GB).
Usually sells for at least $155.
There are a lot of free online file storage/backup services available if you only need to store a few files, such as BitCasa, iDrive, ADrive, Google Drive, Amazon Drive, and hundreds others.
They can be better than buying an external hard drive, because:
Usually the first few GB are free, depending on which service you select.
Often they include software or instructions on backing up your files automatically.
Data that you store on online storage services should be as secure as the password you use to protect it, as opposed to an external hard drive kept in your home may be more susceptible to theft.
If your home computers/drives crash, or your home catches fire or is flooded, you should be able to recover all (or most of) your files stored on online storage services.
They key word there is "should," because there have been reports of problems restoring files from some services (such as this).
They are in the business of keeping your data safe and recoverable, so they should provide support if you have troubles doing so, but just be aware that they are not always 100% reliable.
Online drive services let you sync/share your files between your computers, and some let you share certain files with co-workers (like Google Drive).
However, if you need to store a lot of data (more than a few GB), an external hard drive like this may be an excellent value at a one-time cost of 3.5 cents per GB rather than having size limits or paying a monthly storage fee.
This Seagate External Drive includes a 2-year warranty.
Best things to backup are your digital photos and digital videos.
When backing up ultra-sensitive information (tax returns, medical records, source code), be sure to use strong passwords and/or storing them on drives that are kept in secure places.
- Seagate 4TB External/Desktop USB3.0 Hard Drive $150
Buy.com/Rakuen is offering the Seagate External/Desktop 4TB USB Hard Drive for $150 through their Ebay store.
Usually sells for around $180.